Animal Control


Animal Control

ACO:  NJ Animal Control, LLC
Phone:  609.723.8300 (Non-Emergency Number)
Fax:  609.894.0302

Although Animal Control Officers (ACOs) are not members of the department, they are supervised by the Patrol Division commander.  ACOs respond to reports of domestic animal issues such as animals running at large and other domestic animal related problems.  Anyone needing the service of the Animal Control officer should contact dispatch at 609.723.8300. 

Animal Control advises that cats are to be kept indoors and make sure your pets are up-to-date on shots.  Puppies and kittens over twelve weeks of age can be vaccinated for rabies so they can have protection if they do go out in the yard.  Animal Control also reminds residents that no animals are allowed to roam at large, this includes CATS.  They also advise to spay or neuter your pet to help with the over-population of pets.  Spay or neuter also helps the urge to roam that animals get.  For low cost spay or neutering information, call 856.663.1836.  As a reminder, dog licenses are due by January 31st each year.    Burlington County Animal Shelter Rabies clinic dates can be found here.

Animal Control is not responsible for deceased deer.  If you see a deceased deer on the side of a Township Road, please call 609.894.8201 to report.  If you see a deceased deer on a County Road, please call 609.588.6213 to report.

Pemberton Township Code referencing Animal Ownership 

Important Information:

Pemberton Township is contracted with NJ Animal Control, LLC (NJAC) for our ACO services. 

  •  NJAC is available 24 hours a day,  7 days a week for receiving complaints and service requests. 
  • After hours or holiday dispatch comes only from the on-duty Police Department Supervisor, not the dispatcher. Examples of an authorized after hours call would be an injured, rabid or vicious animal that we can capture. 
  • NJAC will collect Non-Injured Domestic animals Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 
  • NJAC will collect injured dogs and cats and deliver them to a veterinarian for care.
  • NJAC will collect injured wildlife (excluding deer) and transport them to Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge for care.
  • NJAC will remove deceased Domestic animals. 
  • NJAC will remove unwanted pets (animal surrenders); however the owner will need to pay for the service at the time of surrender.
  • NJAC will collect animals for the purpose of rabies testing, that have come in contact with a human being or after being authorized by the Township.
  • NJAC will conduct Domestic animal bite investigations, confinements and reporting.
  • NJAC will participate in Animal Cruelty investigations and court appearances.
  • NJAC will assist in trapping Strays and Feral Cats that are NOT being fed by residents (During Business Hours).
  • NJAC will enforce rabies shot requirements and license follow-ups.